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Prélude #1 - Le Cercle

World Premiere

Prélude #1 — Le Cercle

Sandrick Mathurin

Canada | 2020 | 23 min
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The impetus for this project was Rhapsodie, a choreography by Sylvain Émard for 20 dancers, originally slated for world premiere at Danse Danse in November 2020. Inspired by the ritual aspect of dance, this work celebrates the visceral, instinctive parts of our nature, capturing the driving force of life and the sometimes-subversive abandon of bodies in movement. In response to the pandemic, the choreographer conceived of the Preludes as a performance event; harmonized overtures that announce the piece about to be presented, using current constraints to explore the very essence of the piece, now deeply shaken. The 20 intertwined, dancing bodies of Rhapsodie, often clutched in an embrace, now avoid coming into physical contact. The dancers’ movements unfurl to form a big circle in the public space. Like a sudden, unexpected change of course, the choreography has been propelled into new territories. A tribute to dance as a liberating force.
Director Sandrick Mathurin
Production Sylvain Émard Danse
Editing Sandrick Mathurin
Choreography Sylvain Émard
Cast Christopher LaPlante, Camille Trudel-Vigeant, Cara Roy, François Richard, James Phillips, Nicolas Patry, Erin O'Loughlin, Alexandre Morin, Jee Lam, Kyra Jean Green, Sara Hanley, Janelle Hacault, Kimberley De Jong, Marie-Michelle Darveau, Marilyne Cyr, Félix Cossette, Matéo Chauchat, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, Sophie Breton, Rodrigo Alvarenga
Costumes Marilène Bastien
Music Poirier, Martin Tétreault

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Sandrick Mathurin

Sandrick Mathurin

Producer, director, in addition to being a photographer and cinematographer, Sandrick Mathurin has created more than a hundred videos for the cultural milieu. A graduate in communications — interactive media at Université du Québec à Montréal, he has signed for numerous trailers, videos of shows, documentaries and fictions. Know as a versatile creator sensitive to the needs of the artists, he strives to find the best narratives in order to craft stories that resonate with audiences.

From March to December 2013, his video project Polarisations adorns the architectural surface of the Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ). His latest short film Décroche, co-directed with Ludovic L’Heureux Devinat, has been screened at several international festivals. It was awarded for best North American short film award and for best male performance at he 2019 UK Short Film Festival.

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